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Winter at the Show-Me State Games

Check out all of the fun events we have coming this winter!

2022 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to our 2022 Missouri Lottery Athletes of the Year! Each of these individuals truly represent the spirit of amateur athletics through the Show-Me State Games! Male Athlete of the Year – Colt Bridwell Colt was born with a condition called Chiari Malformation, which caused him to need brain surgery at 2 years old. Exactly … Continued

2022 Pumpkin Fun Run

You put the FUN in Pumpkin Fun Run! Thanks to our amazing sponsors at MU Health Care we are able to provide this amazing opportunity to give back to the Elementary Schools of Boone County in a fun way! If your school has the highest amount of student participation in the Pumpkin Fun Run (awarded based on the size of … Continued

Opening Ceremony will Kick off Games

The 38th annual Show-Me State Games are right around the corner, and they will be kicked off with the Opening Ceremony! This year’s Opening Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22nd in Mizzou Arena. The event is free and open to the public and will be filled with lots of fun entertainment! … Continued

Stay safe in the heat

With hot temperatures setting in, the Show-Me State Games encourages our participants, spectators, volunteers and officials to review heat safety tips from MU Health Care. Make sure to drink lots of water, find shade when possible and cool off at area dining and shopping when possible. See tips below or at MU Health Care’s Heat … Continued

2021 Show-Me State Games Athlete Stories

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing, Motivation determines what you do, and Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz The Games are so much more than the sport itself. It takes passion, drive, community, and family and we love hearing the stories and life journeys behind our athletes! Please enjoy a … Continued

2021 Show-Me State Games/Missouri State Senior Games – Souvenir Program

Please review our digital program for records, sponsor thanks and details about the 2021 Games! See you at the GAMES! 

Celebration of Athletes

For the first time in 36 years we weren’t able to host the GAMES, but that didn’t stop YOU from staying active even during these unprecedented times! And for that we want to celebrate YOU! With the help of our amazing sponsors Missouri Lottery and KOMU 8 and on the behalf of the Show-Me State Games we present … Continued

2020 Show-Me State Games Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 8, 2020) –  The 2020 Show-Me State Games is canceling its summer events to protect the health and safety of athletes, spectators, volunteers, officials and the community due to current COVID-19 concerns. The Show-Me State Games is an annual Olympic-style festival held in Columbia that typically offers more than 40 sporting events.  … Continued

2020 Virtual Torch Run

The Show-Me State Games Shelter Insurance Torch is a symbol of bringing our state together for fun and exciting competition and during these trying times, we want to encourage everyone to stay active and Carry the Torch together. While we won’t be traveling with the Torch this spring, you can still be a part of this Olympic-style … Continued

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